In early 2020, Cameroon had a well-established safety net. The Social Safety Net Project had reached almost 10% of the poor (140,000 households) with either cash transfers or, mainly for youth,…

Ioana Botea, Omar Ndiaye |

Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, including those in the CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa) region are endowed with abundant natural resources that hold significant…

Djeneba Doumbia, Joana Monteiro da Mota |

School leadership plays a major role in shaping the quality of education, acting as a strategic lever to foster conducive learning conditions for students. Despite this, the characteristics of…

Nathalie Guilbert, Carolina Alban Conto, Fabricia Devignes, Juan D. Barón |

In Cameroon, the World Bank brought together 12 different government institutions to work jointly on the country’s first Gender Factbook, a publication that disseminates gender statistics through…

Anna Tabitha Bonfert, Heather Moylan, Miriam Muller |

Cameroon’s 56,000 civil society organizations (CSOs) play a crucial role in Cameroon’s development, working alongside and supporting the government's initiatives when needed in all ten…

Odilia R. Hebga, Issa Bitang A Tiati |

Africa is not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty. While many countries were successful in reducing poverty during the years before the pandemic,…

Camilla Holmemo, Christian Bodewig, Robert S. Chase, Suleiman Namara |

On the continent, the importance of the Congo Basin forests cannot be understated. Often called the lungs of Africa, it is the largest carbon sink in the world. The Congo Basin spans across six…

Cheick Fantamady Kanté |

Human capital development is essential for sustained and inclusive growth. The wealth of modern nations depends not only on their natural resources: it also depends on their human resources.…

Nathalie Lahire, Ioana Botea, Eliane Mbende |

It is important for governments to institute education policies that enable girls to overcome the economic and social barriers blocking their access to education. One such policy measure could be…

Olivier Max Zoumenou, Exaucée Wonga |

When education is relevant to real-world situations, it can be a powerful tool for reshaping the continent's climate and economic landscape. Reforming the education systems should begin by…

Timothy Dziedzom Amaglo-Mensah, Eliane Mbende |